Students are required to complete three (3) credits from an approved menu of literature course options.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE, 1999) and the Association of Departments of English (ADE, 2009) recommend enrollment limits of thirty-five students to allow an appropriate level of group-work and class interaction.
Syllabi for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Literature requirement must provide course content that enables students to achieve the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes identified below. Course proposals may identify additional objectives from the list of Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes as appropriate to the course content.
Informed Learners understand nature and society through forms of inquiry fundamental to the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Learners are informed by knowledge and ways of knowing that extend beyond core concepts enabling them to link theory and practice.
As Informed Learners, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Empowered Learners are critical thinkers who demonstrate intellectual agility and creativity and the ability to manage or create change. They are able to derive meaning from experience and observation. They communicate well in diverse settings and employ various strategies to solve problems. They are empowered through mastery of intellectual and practical skills.
As Empowered Learners, students will demonstrate:
Responsible Learners are engaged citizens of a diverse democratic society who have a deep sense of social responsibility and ethical judgment. They are responsible for their personal actions and civic values.
As Responsible Learners, students will demonstrate:
Proposals for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Literature requirement must include:
Individuals or departments proposing courses designed to fulfill any Liberal Studies Literature course are encouraged to include content from both English-language literatures and as relevant, literatures in translation, and content that will:
All courses meeting the Liberal Studies literature requirement will establish the following common learning objectives:
Association of Departments of English. (Winter-Spring 2009). “ADE Guidelines for Class Size and Workload for College and University Teachers of English,” Retrieved November 9, 2009
National Council of Teachers of English. (1999). “NCTE Position on Class Size and Teacher Workload, Kindergarten to College.” Retrieved November 9, 2009
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